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Are You a Modern Woman?

What does it mean to be a modern woman? Dr. Phil’s panel of experts weigh in on everything from settling in relationships to single moms.

Too Picky or Practical?


 

Astra

Lori Gottlieb
Dr. Phil is rejoined by his panel of experts: comedian Kathleen Madigan; Emmy award-winning writer and new mom Teresa Strasser; legal analyst Lisa Bloom; Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine; Patti Stanger from Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker and civil and family attorney Areva Martin.
 
Representing for the men are Grammy-nominated comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White, actor/comedian Jon Lovitz of the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City and Mark Walberg, host of Antiques Roadshow.
 
Astra, a Dr. Phil producer, explains why she refuses to settle in relationships. "It's not fair to me and to the guy. I have to remind myself of what is important for me," she tells Dr. Phil. "Just because I'm getting older, I'm not going to forget that just so I can have a warm guy in the bed, so I can have my eggs fertilized. It's not happening. I'd rather be by myself."
 
"I think you're really happy being single. I think a lot of women are happy being single, and that's the unspoken message here," Lisa says. "We don't all have to be married."
 
"I would like a guy," Astra says with a smile.
 
Dr. Phil introduces Lori Gottlieb, author of Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough. She says, "There are absolutely women who don't want to get married, and that's fine. For the women who do, and at any age " it isn't because you're getting older â€" we should look for what's important, and what's going to be important down the line."
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